2019 was a great year for music. I made a playlist of all of the songs I couldn’t get enough of this year. I hope you enjoy.
I’m back with my second blog post just in time for the holidays and I’m writing about a subject that is very relatable and has come up in conversations with friends recently: being single for the holidays.
You’re sitting there on Christmas surrounded by your family and loved ones but they’re all there with their significant others and you’re not.
It’s something we’ve all gone through at least once… or for some, every holiday.
You’ve never given a gift to a boyfriend/girlfriend or had a kiss on New Year’s Eve and it can be very hard for some.
But don’t let being single on Christmas get you down. There are actually a lot of benefits to not being attached during the holidays.
You can spend more time with your family. Christmas is time to spend time with the ones you love and your family is important. You may not always have them in your life. so value the time you do have.
You will save money on gifts. Of course, if you were in a relationship you would have to buy gifts for your SO on top of the other gifts you buy so by not having one, you have more money to spend on you.
You won’t have to answer the annoying question of “so where did you two meet?” or make sure your SO won’t be weirded out by your crazy family.
Don’t let seasonal depression get you down. The holidays are times to be happy. With or without someone by your side, you should enjoy this time of the year.
Happy holidays everyone!
This is my first official blog post on here, but I feel like I need to write to get my feelings out so bare with me. I meant to do at least one of these a month, but I have been so busy, so October is the official start of it. I will be writing on here when I feel like I have something to say (or write).
So yesterday, I got another ‘no.’ It was for a position I really wanted and I thought I had it in the bag when they said I was advancing to the next round. Unfortunately, I didn’t advance past that. It sort of hit me right in the gut. I got my hopes up and told my family and closest friends and then had to tell them I didn’t get it.
Rejection sucks… trust me, I know. This isn’t my first rodeo. I’ve been rejected by two dream positions and some smaller ones. After I got my rejection last night, I started to question my career path. I know I already have my degree in Journalism, but I was thinking maybe I should just let it go and focus on the part-time job I have for now.
After some encouraging words from the best friends on the planet (You know who you are. You guys are the best), I decided to stick with my career path and not to give up. There will be rejections along the way. I grew up as a dancer, I should know. What matters is the one yes you get, not the 100s of no’s. And believe there will be a lot of no’s.
Recently, I saw the quote, “It’s a no for now, not forever.” It really opened up my perspective. It feels like you keep getting rejected, especially when your friends and classmates post about their new awesome job, but your time will come. There is a job out there that is the right fit for you, you just have to keep searching and putting in the work.
One of my mentors once told me that ‘patience and persistence are the names of the game in this field.” Be persistent on job offers if no one gets back to you and be patient because eventually if you put your name out there and put in the work, someone may contact you and you may wind up at a job you never knew existed, but you now love.
I was a little down in the dumps last night, but I am not going to let another ‘no’ stop me. I will keep trying. I don’t hold any grudges against them. I’m more disappointed in myself. I am going to work so hard to perfect my writing and skills and will eventually wind up where I need to be.
My favorite dancer, Derek Hough, once posted a quote after he was injured that has stuck by me since then. It said “Your setback is the platform for your comeback” and oh what a comeback it will be.
Thank you for reading, if you’ve made it this far. I appreciate all of the support and kind words. Please continue to read the articles I post on here, every click helps.
Thank you for all of the support! I really appreciate it. I have a few announcements to share with everyone.
Along with the other publications I currently write for, I will be interning at aurathirtytwo.com this summer. Please check back weekly for those articles.
Also, I scored my first paying job in my field. I am now writing for Top5Must.com and will upload my articles here as soon as they are uploaded.
I am so excited for these opportunities and cannot wait to see where my future takes me.
Welcome to my website! Here I will be uploading articles I have written for other publications while also writing blog posts as often as I can. I hope you join in the discussion and enjoy my writing.
Let me introduce myself first. Hi, I’m Brittany. I recently graduated from Temple University with a degree in Journalism. I am born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. MY obsession for pop culture, especially Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Jonas Brothers, Justin Timberlake, ‘Dancing with the Stars,’ and ‘Big Brother,’ is a little much, but if I didn’t have passions I wouldn’t have anything to write about.
When I am not obsessing over the latest thing in pop culture, I enjoy reading, petting my cat, shopping, and spending time with the people who make me feel the happiest.
I am so excited to be able to showcase my skills, clips, and opinions all in one place.
If you have an idea for a blog or are interested in hiring me, please head over to my contact page and email me.